What families need to do at tax time

Use our tool to check what you need to do at tax time. Do this if you get family assistance or have a child support assessment with us.

The advice on this page is about the 2019-20 financial year.

Most families need to do something before we can balance their family assistance payments. Answer the questions, and this tool will give you information on what you need to do.

The results depend on the information you provide. It may not be accurate if your circumstances change.

Once you submit your answers, a result will display under the Your results heading at the end of this page.

Family Tax Benefit
Child Care Subsidy
Were you single and receiving an income support payment for the entire 2019-20 financial year without a gap?
Do you need to lodge a tax return for the 2019-20 financial year?

Use the tool on the ATO's Do I need to lodge a tax return page to find out.

Does your partner need to lodge a tax return for the 2019-20 financial year?

Use the tool on the ATO's Do I need to lodge a tax return page to find out.

Did you separate from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year?
Are you registered to receive or pay child support?

Your results

The results depend on the information you give us. It may not be accurate if your circumstances change.

You can find out more about Family Tax Benefit (FTB) and Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

If you have questions, ask Family Update on Facebook or tweet Family Update.

For tax related questions please contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The answers you've provided aren't possible. Please check you've answered all questions correctly.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you receive or pay child support

What happens next

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you don't get FTB
  • you don't get CCS
  • you don't receive or pay child support

This tool is only for customers who get family assistance or have a child support case. You shouldn't use the tool unless you:

  • claim FTB
  • claim CCS
  • have a child support case.

If you didn't get FTB, but think you might be eligible, you can still claim. You have until 30 June 2021 to submit your lump sum claim and confirm your income for the 2019-20 financial year. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

There are no lump sum claims for CCS. If you are using child care you should claim now. If you're eligible we'll pay this subsidy directly to your child care service to reduce the fees you pay. Find out more about how to claim CCS.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

What happens next

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

What happens next

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

What happens next

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

What happens next

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

You need to take action so we can balance your CCS.

Lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

You need to take action so we can balance your CCS.

Lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

You need to take action so we can balance your CCS. Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can use either your:

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • during the year you were single and got an income support payment for the entire year without gaps

What you need to do

We'll balance your FTB without you doing anything. We'll also check if you're eligible for any supplements. You'll only be eligible for FTB Part A supplement if your income is $80,000 or less.

Find out when your payments will be balanced.

You need to take action so we can balance your CCS. Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can use either your:

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, and you've told us your partner doesn't need to lodge we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll balance your FTB and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll balance your FTB after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you get FTB fortnightly or have deferred your payment until after the financial year ends
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return and confirm their income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you and your partner don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your incomes. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you and your partner don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your incomes. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you and your partner don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your incomes. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you and your partner don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your incomes. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

In your claim, let us know you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income. You don't need to include FTB or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can balance your CCS and finalise your claim.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you and your partner have lodged your tax returns the ATO will send us your and your partner's income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you and your partner get your Notices of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner doesn't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You need to lodge your tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once you have lodged your tax return the ATO will send us your income information. This can take up to 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • your partner needs to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your partner needs to do

Your partner needs to lodge their tax return by 30 June 2021. This is so we can finalise your claim and balance your CCS.

Your partner can lodge their tax return online using myTax. To do this, they need to link their ATO online account to myGov. Read about how to lodge online at the ATO website.

What happens next

We use details from the ATO and what you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

Once your partner has lodged their tax return the ATO will send us their income information. This can take up to 28 days from when they get their Notice of Assessment. Once we have this information, we'll finalise your FTB claim and balance your CCS.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • both you and your partner don't need to lodge tax returns

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

We also need your partner's income details. You may be able to give us these details using your Centrelink online account through myGov. If you can't, your partner will need to give us their details. We need their income details by 30 June 2021.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you separated from a partner during the 2019-20 financial year

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What your ex-partner needs to do

We'll finalise your FTB claim after you confirm your income. We'll use the income estimate provided for your ex-partner if they have not yet lodged a tax return.

We can't balance your CCS until your ex-partner lodges a tax return, or you tell us they don't need to.

If we don't have their income confirmed by 30 June 2021, you should call the Families line. We may be able to balance your CCS based on your estimate of your ex-partner's income.

We'll balance your payments again if your ex-partner lodges a tax return later.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return
  • you receive or pay child support

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

What happens for Child Support

Most child support parents must lodge a tax return. This helps us to make sure your child support payments are correct.

If you lodge a tax return, the ATO will send us your income details. We can use this to update your child support assessment. You can lodge your tax return online using myTax. To do this, you need to link your ATO online account to myGov. Read more about lodging your tax return on the ATO website.

If you don't need to lodge a tax return, you still need to tell the ATO. The ATO will let us know. We can then make sure your child support payments are correct.

You may want us to update your child support assessment quickly before you lodge your tax return. If you do, you can also tell us what your income is. You can do this online using your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app. For help, use our Update income for a previous financial year online guide.

Read more about how your income affects your child support payments.

You've told us:

  • you want to claim FTB as a lump sum
  • you get CCS
  • you don't need to lodge a tax return

What you need to do

You need to submit a lump sum claim and confirm your income for FTB by 30 June 2021. This is so we can assess your eligibility for FTB for 2019-20. The quickest and best way to submit a lump sum claim is by using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Tell us you don't need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income for the financial year. You can do this using either your:

You don't need to include FTB payments, the $750 Economic Support Payment or child care payments as income.

What happens next

We use the details you told us to work out how much FTB and CCS you're eligible for.

There's nothing else you need to do and there's no need to call.

You can read more about balancing your family assistance payments.

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Page last updated: 30 September 2020